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Saturday, September 19, 2015

From Suction Cup to Ceiling Light

I wanted to try to make customized ceiling lights for the bedroom. I bought the bare bulbs that come two in a pack from Hobby Lobby $3.99 and then I started looking for things that might work in the store. I found these suction cups in a pack of 24 and they come in various sizes for $3.99.
I removed the wire hook and used my mini drill to punch a hole in the top and removed the plug from the light and inserted the cord in through the hole. 
You could draw a design with sharpies to create the look of stain glass on the bare suction cup or cover with paper/fabric. I wanted to tie the light into the decor of the room and look more victorian. I was watching one of my favorite movies, "My Fair Lady" and the wonderful hats and flowers, so it may be a little over the top:) I used a circle template to create a cone big enough to match the diameter of the suction cup which is going to become the light's shade.


I covered the suction cup with scrap paper and paper flowers and glued on some trim/fringe. 


I covered the cord later to look more finished

10 comments:

  1. ooooh, what a fabulous idea! Methinks I will definitely have to "borrow" this ~ hope you don't mind!

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  2. Beautiful! Great idea; thanks for sharing.

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  3. So pretty! And lightweight enough that you don't need to worry about your wire breaking! Love love love!

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  4. What a great idea and it looks lovely.

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  5. Hello Jocelyn,
    That is both clever and beautiful. Great work!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  6. What a Great idea for making a light! It would do really well as a modern light without adding anything but the bulb!

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  7. Quite lovely and what a splendid idea!

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